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Fact or fable: This is what winter time does with your biological rhythm NOW

On the night of October 24th to 25th, the clock is put back one hour. That means an extra hour of sleep. But what does winter time do with your biological rhythm? And where does the winter time actually come from? NU.nl submits Dr. Winni Hofman, sleep teacher at the University of Amsterdam and sleep …

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The number of referrals from general practitioners continues to decrease, every fourth referrer misses | NOW

The number of referrals from general practitioners to hospitals and specialists fell by more than a quarter in the past week compared to the same period last year, reported the care platform ZorgDomein on Thursday. Figures from last month show that the number of transfers has decreased since the Corona package of measures at the …

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Millions of euros for more research on poo transplant for diabetes NOW

The Diabetes Research Foundation and the Diabetes Fund are donating 1 million euros to the Amsterdam UMC to further research the role of gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes, both organizations reported in a press release on Thursday morning. Previous research has shown that a poo transplant can play an important role in the fight …

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Hyperventilation: ‘Forgetting to breathe out makes it worse’ | NOW

Every week Edwin de Vaal (48), general practitioner in Nijmegen, answers a frequently asked or suspicious question from his practice. This Week Is It: How To Get Hyperventilation And Is It Dangerous? What causes hyperventilation? “Usually stress or tension is the culprit. The stress makes you breathe too quickly and shallowly. This often happens without …

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“People who eat irregular hours are more likely to be overweight” NOW

Research shows that it’s not just what we eat that matters for our health, but when we eat it too. Nutritionist Gerda Pot: “One calorie is not always the same calorie.” What do you mean by “one calorie is not always the same calorie”? “That it makes a difference when you eat. In one moment …

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How do I speak to friends or family members who believe in conspiracy theories? | NOW

What if your friend, family member or colleague thinks 5G is being used to infect civilians with the coronavirus? Or that the virus is actually a conspiracy to control the world’s population? Discussions about it can just get out of hand. How do you enter into a dialogue without the difference of opinion leading to …

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